Automation Engineering Co. LLC was recently honored as the recipient of two awards that recognize safety in manufacturing plants and great places to work in South Carolina. AEC was one of only 105 companies that received the 2013 Plant Safety Award from the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA), and one of 50 companies on the list of Best Places to Work in South Carolina, presented by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
The Plant Safety Award recognizes manufacturers that have a low rate of incidents resulting in lost workdays, job transfers or restrictions, as well as plants that have an incident rate below the state average. AEC’s plant was honored on this list thanks to the company’s helpful safety regulations.
“Key components to our material handling solutions for tube and pipe producers is safety and risk control, so it only makes sense that we practice what we preach,” said Matthew Kelley, manufacturing manager at AEC. “It’s wonderful to be recognized for the work we do to make sure our employees are always safe on the job.”
The list of Best Places to Work in SC is compiled by the SC Chamber of Commerce, Best Companies Group and SCBIZ, a quarterly magazine of SC Biz News LLC. The list is split into two categories based on the number of people employed at a company.
AEC was listed at No. 25 in the category of Small/Medium Employer, which included companies with up to 249 employees.
“We’re so excited that AEC is getting recognized for the great work that all our employees do here,” said AEC President and CEO Manfred Gollent. “We do our best to make this a great place to work, and it’s inspiring to know that others see that and want to share our successes with others.”